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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

The small 7 table dining room is fashioned after a Quaint European Terrace with water features and located near the Avenue of the Arts---perfect for dinner & a show. The prix fixe menu changes quarterly & is served and prepared by culinary students. Open for dinner Tuesday through Friday.
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204 Current Reviews
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Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(204 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 204 reviews
5 stars
(122)
4 stars
(64)
3 stars
(13)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
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JNA Institute of Culinary Arts Reviews List
Review 1 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"French classic menu, this quarter, well executed and thoughtfully served. Very glad we were there."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Everyone was so nice and our food was delicious!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have a great night and a very enjoyable experience here. We had plenty of choices and the students and staff did a very nice job. For the cost, it was a very good value, especially since you can BYOB if you choose."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
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Review 5 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

dinner at the school.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The meal was very good from the appetizers, to the soups to the entrees to the desserts with one exception. That was their version of a beef stew. The meat came out in one big piece with a fair amount of fat. The potatoe was also one big piece. One a mentioned this to the owner/manager, he was not very empathetic. Chefs should know that a stew should have the ingredients cut into small pieces so that they absorb the flavors of the sauces as well as tenderize the meat. The chairs are very uncomfortable. The break was excellent but they new bread knives that will cut.
Overall a good value
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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 8 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great value ....

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"it may not be the most romantic or most beautiful restaurant. However, you get a great value in your meal. Its important to remember that the chef are students but there may be minor hiccups. However the meal was delicious. I probably pay 3x the price at the restaurants where these chefs may work at in a few months. It is a gem for the value hunting foodie...."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food and service for the value.

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food very good, servers are students but friendly, very willing to share their experiences, about the school, how food is prepared and every person there amazingly friendly and very appreciative that you visited and shared their food. The location not great and the dining area not Le Bec Fin, BUT, for what you get, a very interesting, different/unique place to have dinner. Unfortunately, very small and thus not a lot of openings and also, not open on wkends.
I'd recommend and enjoyed my experience and food and student servers as well.
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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I have dined at JNA several times this was the first time I was disappointed. it
I was later told it was only the first night of the second week of training so I must have been lucky enough to have dined in the past when the chefs have had more experience
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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 13 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

I can't do it..

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Great concept--poorly executed. The location is in need of a SERIOUS remodeling project. The place is extremely dark, the waited seemed to be on a different planet. Shortly after this trip to JNA my girlfriend and I broke up---She brought this experience up during the conversation..LOL"
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2012
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Review 14 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2014
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Review 16 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 17 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/16/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place to sample various cuisines.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"JNA provides a great opportunity for guests to enjoy various cuisines prepared and served
by their culinary arts students.
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Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
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Review 20 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2012
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Review 21 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 22 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2015
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Review 24 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One Of The Best Dining Values In Philadelphia

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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"I've dined several times at the JNA Institute of Culinary Arts and consider it one of the best dining values in Philadelphia and good service. The menu changes seasonally and is always very good, although since students are refining their techniques the food improves into the school session. The owner and teachers are always overseeing all of the food preparation and
and services, there to answer any questions you have. I've recently learned gluten-free options are also available. You will also find everyone to be warm and friendly.
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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/03/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 29 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Really nice experience to be wait on by students and try their food."
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A +, again

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Another delicious meal at JNA. You can't beat the price $28 for two. You get a four course meal, freshly prepared , can't get a better deal. Always enjoy our evening at JNA."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 31 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

BYOB but food is hit or miss

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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"BYOB, support students striving to be chefs, and rotating menu!
Unfortunately both food and service were lacking this time, much different than my first visit.
The service -- although she was very nice -- she was incredibly awkward..truly not trying to be mean -- but as a server she was not very professional, was unsure of herself and stumbled a bit on her words and descriptions -- just needs a bit more confidence, makes the experience much better! Keep at it -- I mean for this to be encouraging, not to be demeaning
Food was a bit sub par this time. Last time I was truly blown away. But this time, it was more apparent that these were dishes cooked my students.
The hummus was bland -- the yogurt dill sauce was great though.
I enjoyed the "gnocchi" made with polenta -- enjoyed the texture but it was a bit bland as well could use some seasoning.
I was excited for the cod dish -- which was well cooked nice and flakey -- but again really lacking on the seasoning -- I had to put a decent amount of salt on the fish which I almost never do. It lacked flavor completely.
I will say I tried my boyfriend's chicken which was delicious, well cooked and seasoned.
My dessert was okay -- the fried dough. It was just overly sweet and not much else to it for flavor profile
I'd be back to try other dishes though the next time their menu changes!"
Dined on 4/28/2015
 2010
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Review 33 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best value

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We come to JNA whenever we get a chance. They generate a new menu every few months. This time, as usual, the food was straightford but prepared perfectly, and our waitress was very sweet. Finally, the price is unbeatable! We just love this place."
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good food, great price!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A few friends and I went to dinner at JNA. The menu was a 4 course Italian dinner. We enjoyed the fact that each course had several options. The salad/soup course: I really enjoyed the 3 crostini, while everyone else enjoyed the salads. We had fresh pasta with a few different sauces, along with a veggie lasagna for the second course. The third course we enjoyed pork with a wine reduction, along with a chicken breast topped with cheese. The final course was gelato, chocolate cake, and a sponge cake. If pressed, we could say, we didn't enjoy the music playing in the background. The sponge cake didn't have a great consistency. Overall, the students and staff are to be commended on an outstanding meal! We have been here before and will return again!!!"
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 35 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/17/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fine service -fine food-comfortable atmosphere

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very pleasant experience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I visited the JNA Institute last Friday. We were both delighted with both the quality and presentation of the dishes and we would recommend the restaurant without qualification to anyone interested in a very nice and casual dining experience.
The restaurant is supervised by the talented & experienced faculty of the Institute for Culinary Arts while the meals are served and jointly prepared by advanced students.
Very reasonably priced as well."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Review of JNA

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The staff are all very pleasant. The service is timely. The food is delicious! We will definitely be coming back again!"
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2010
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Review 40 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Terrific place to dine at an afforadabl price

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I decided to try the JNA Institute of Culinary Arts because of it location to center city Philadelphia and with the premise in taking our son and his girl friend there for an evening dinner.
Its location is on South Broad Street, Philadelphia. Parking is questionable, but we made it work. Knowing that I too am a foodie, the students who prepare these meals work hard to deliver. The night we went there, they delivered perfectly. There was a variety on the menu, there were four courses and the price was perfect. They decor was not really romantic, but you could hold a conversation, they played nice Italian "Mombo" music and there bwere about 12 tables suited for 4 guest. You were greeted by the gentleman who didn't look like he belonged there, but he worked the desk. He escorted you to a man with a chef jacket on and you were seated promptly. The service was not bad but very relaxed. The food was top notch.
What else can I say. give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
"
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 41 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/06/2015
 2008
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2012
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Review 43 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/05/2015
 2005
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Review 44 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely hidden gem in South Philly.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
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Review 46 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Support your local restaurant school and feel good

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We enjoyed our experience at JNA Culinary Institute. The wine list was nice, the food was pretty good. Some of the staff are clearly still learning, but we loved supporting that. The tips go to their scholarship fund, and not to the waiter/waitress directly (just an FYI)."
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 47 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2010
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Review 48 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

An adventure in Italy

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"From the warm greeting when you enter off Broad St. to the final sips of coffee the experience was other worldly. From the decor, I felt as if I had been transported to a European piazza, this time in Italy. Then the food began to arrive, what an inventive menu of Italian specialties. All were prepared from fresh, local ingredients and were served with care. Even the wine list was inviting. The seasonal dessert of pumpkin gelato on a graham cracker biscuit was just the right finishing touch. I want to return to France in the Spring."
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Unbeatable

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"You can't go wrong eating here especially if you have a coupon $30 for two people for a 4-course meal. And it's BYOB. The service might not be what you'd get at an upscale restaurant since there are students in training but the meals are outstanding."
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 50 for JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

GREAT MEAL FOR THE PRICE

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is a lovely intimate restaurant with only 7 tables run by the students. A great bargain with 4 courses for a fixed price and a nice wine list that was very reasonable. The staff is very responsive to your needs for the entire evening and the food was great."
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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